Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/9/2020
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Indians (-130) White Sox (+120)
Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Indians (8-7, 4th in AL Central) travel to Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (8-6, 2nd in AL Central). The White Sox open this matchup at +120 while the Indians are priced at -130. The O/U opens at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Shane Bieber and Lucas Giolito.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
8/8/2020 Tyler Naquin RF Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/29/2020 Roberto Perez C Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/8/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/7/2020 Nick Madrigal 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/7/2020 Edwin Encarnacion DH Shoulder Probable for Aug 8
8/5/2020 Tim Anderson SS Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/4/2020 Reynaldo Lopez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/4/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/3/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/2/2020 Jose Ruiz RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 8-7 overall record this season. Bieber has taken the ball for 350 innings and has accounted for 412 punchouts in his career. His earned run average is 3.55 (138 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.125. He has surrendered 328 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 66 free passes. Bieber (29-13 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.20 while he has faced 1,423 batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.56 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .149 against the bullpen and they've struck out 40 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 5.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.8 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.06. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 85 base hits and 30 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 29 batters and struck out 157. They have walked 2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.87 and their FIP as a unit is 3.04.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .189, good for 30th in the league. The Indians hold a .279 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 5.7 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 16 hits this season in 56 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .571 and an OPS+ of 160. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .314 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .426. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 51 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .373. The Indians have 86 hits, including 9 doubles and 10 home runs. Cleveland has walked 65 times so far this season and they have struck out 135 times as a unit. They have left 95 men on base and have a team OPS of .581. They score 3.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 47 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 8-6 overall mark this year. Giolito (28-27 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.62 earned run average while giving up 7.7 hits per nine innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.32 and he has gone up against 1,825 batters thus far in his career. During his pro baseball career, Giolito has allowed 368 base knocks and he has 416 punchouts in 432 frames. He has given up a total of 222 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.266 and having a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.57 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 71 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 119 base knocks and 59 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 48 hitters and struck out 123 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 1st in the league. The White Sox hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Luis Robert comes into this matchup batting .327 with an OBP of .393. He has 18 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 55 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 153. Yoan Moncada is hitting .315 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 17 hits in 54 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .481. The White Sox as a unit have 132 base hits, including 22 doubles and 18 homers. Chicago has walked 39 times this year and they have struck out on 131 occasions. They have had 105 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 64 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the White Sox (+120) and over the total runs
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